Nicholls State University

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Welcome to Dual Enrollment at Nicholls State University.

The Nicholls State University Dual Enrollment program gives high school students a chance to earn college credit while still working towards their high school diploma.  Dual Enrollment can save students time and money, but make certain you are up to the task; Dual Enrollment courses can be very challenging.  You should understand that course completed through Dual Enrollment are college courses, which means the courses may be considerably more rigorous than high school courses.  Also, you should remember that Dual Enrollment courses and the grades your earn become part of your permanent college academic record regardless of which institution you choose to attend, so your work should be your best.  If you work hard and plan carefully, participation in Dual Enrollment can be a very rewarding experience.

Dual Enrollment Application (download PDF)

Directions:

To complete the form electronically, download it to your computer.  The form may also be printed and completed by hand.

 All students participating in the Dual Enrollment program at Nicholls State University must meet the minimum academic, age, and grade level requirements as outlined below.  Nicholls reserves the right to change or amend requirements at any time.

To be eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program at Nicholls State University students must:

  • be at least 15 years of age by the start of the semester of enrollment.
  • be enrolled in grades 11 or 12.
  • have ACT or SAT scores. ACT or SAT scores will be used for admission and placement.  Only students who have not taken ACT or SAT after ninth grade may use ASPIRE, MAP, Pre-ACT, Pre-SAT, or EOC scores.
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or SAT total score of 1010.
    (For students without ACT/SAT scores: ASPIRE composite score of 430, MAP language + math score of 490, Pre-ACT composite score of 19, or Pre-SAT total score of 1010.)
  • have a minimum ACT English score of 18, SAT ERW score of 500, or ACCUPLACER Writing score of 250.
    (For students without ACT/SAT scores: ASPIRE English score of 433, MAP Language score of 245, Pre-ACT English score of 18, Pre-SAT ERW score of 500, EOC English II score of 740, or LEAP 2025 English II Mastery of above.)
  • have a minimum ACT math score of 19, SAT math score of 510, or ACCUPLACER QRAS score of 250.
    (For students without ACT/SAT scores: ASPIRE math score of 431, MAP math score of 265, Pre-ACT math score of 19, Pre-SAT math score of 510, EOC Algebra I score of 760, EOC Geometry score of 750, or LEAP 2025 Geometry Mastery or above).
  • have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

Notes:

  1. For College Algebra (MATH 101) eligibility, students must have a minimum ACT math score of 21 or SAT math score of 530, or an ACCUPLACER QRAS score of 263. (For students without ACT or SAT scores: ASPIRE math score of 435, Pre-ACT score of 22, EOC Algebra I score of 770, EOC Geometry score of 760, or LEAP 2025 Geometry Master or above and completion of Algebra II with a C or better.)
  2. Students who do not meet minimum placement requirements for either English (ACT English sub-score of 18) or mathematics (ACT math sub-score of 19) will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis. Students admitted under these circumstances may enroll in courses at Nicholls on a limited basis depending on the area of deficiency and must be addressing the area of deficiency.  By the spring of his or her senior year, a student must meet the minimum English, mathematics, and composite score requirements to participate in Dual Enrollment.

Typical Courses Taken by Dual Enrollment Students

 Students in the Dual Enrollment Program often register for courses such as SOCI 151, Introductory Sociology, ART 110, Art Appreciation, MUS 105, Music Appreciation, and other general education core curriculum type freshman-level courses.  It is strongly recommended that students select courses with their intended college major in mind.  Although general education core curriculum courses are usually a safe choice, the types of courses allowed to satisfy graduation requirements vary among institutions and even among the degree programs within an institution.  For example, at Nicholls BIOL 105 will apply to several majors; however, it will not apply to majors like Nursing or even Biology.  For some majors students may select any Behavioral or Social Science course to satisfy that general education core curriculum requirement, but other majors like Accounting may identify particular courses to meet that requirement (ECON 211 and 212).

If you are planning to attend Nicholls, the applicability of a course to a program can be verified by locating your intended major in the Nicholls State University Academic Catalog.   If you are planning to attend another state institution, you can check whether a course is transferable by viewing the Louisiana State Master Course Articulation Matrix.  It is always best to confirm the acceptance of a course with the institution you plan to attend.

Please note that admission to the Dual Enrollment program does not guarantee enrollment in any course.  Dual Enrollment students must meet specific course prerequisites and co-requisites.  A full list of Nicholls courses and course descriptions with prerequisite and co-requisite information can be found in Courses of Instruction section of the Nicholls State University Academic Catalog

If you have any questions or need more information please call us at 985-448-4094 or email dual.enrollment@nicholls.edu

Dual Enrollment Recommended Course by Degree/Major

*Classes listed are specific to Nicholls State University degree plans.

  • ENGL 101- English Composition I (prerequisite is ACT English 18)
  • ENGL 102- English Composition II (prerequisite is ENGL 101 or ACT English 28)
  • MATH 116/116L- Contemporary Mathematics and Quantitative Analysis I (prerequisite ACT Math 16-18)
  • MATH 117- Contemporary Mathematics and Quantitative Analysis I (prerequisite ACT Math 19-20 or C or higher in MATH 115/115L)
  • MATH 118- Contemporary Mathematics and Quantitative Analysis II (prerequisite D or higher in MATH 116/116L OR MATH 117)
  • MATH 214- Introductory Statistics (prerequisite ACT Math 23 or higher or C or higher in MATH 115/115, MATH 116/116L, MATH 117, MATH 100, MATH 101)
  • MATH 115/115L- Essentials of College Mathematics (prerequisite ACT Math 16-18)
  • MATH 100- College Algebra (prerequisite ACT Math 19-20 or C or higher in MATH 115/115L)
  • MATH 101- College Algebra (prerequisite ACT Math 21-22 or C or higher in MATH 115/115L or D or higher in MATH 100)
  • MATH 106- Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (prerequisite ACT Math 23-26 or C or higher in MATH 100 or MATH 101)- for Business majors and Culinary majors with Business concentrations only
  • MATH 110- Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (prerequisite ACT Math 23-26 or C or higher in MATH 100 or MATH 101)- for Education majors in CDAS, BFED and 15ED only
  • MATH 214- Introductory Statistics (prerequisite ACT Math 23 or higher or C or higher in MATH 115/115, MATH 116/116L, MATH 117, MATH 100, MATH 101)
  • MATH 102- Trigonometry or MATH 108- Pre-Calculus (prerequisite ACT Math 23-26 or C or higher in MATH 100 or MATH 101)
  • MATH 165- Calculus I (prerequisite ACT Math 27 or higher or C or higher in MATH 102 or MATH 108)
  • ART 110- Art Appreciation
  • MUS 105- Music Appreciation
  • History
    • HIST 101 or 102- History of Western Civilization
    • HIST 150 or 151- World History
    • HIST 255 or 256- American History
  • English Literature Elective (prerequisite C or better in ENGL 102)
    • ENGL 212- Children’s Literature
    • ENGL 213- Young Adult Literature
    • ENGL 215- Introduction to Thematic Approaches to Literature
    • ENGL 216- Appreciation of Literary Genres
    • ENGL 217- Survey of Literature
  • Foreign Language
    • FREN 101- Elementary French I
    • FREN 102- Elementary French II (prerequisite completion of FREN 101)
    • SPAN 101- Elementary Spanish I
    • SPAN 102- Elementary Spanish II (prerequisite completion of SPAN 102)
  • CULA 101- Culinary History and Development
  • MACO 101- Survey of Mass Communication
  • PHIL 203- Introduction to Philosophy
  • Life Science
    • BIOL 105- Basic Biology I (prerequisite eligibility for ENGL 101)
    • BIOL 106- Basic Biology II (prerequisite completion of BIOL 105)
    • BIOL 114- Human Anatomy and Physiology I (prerequisite eligibility for at least MATH 100 or MATH 117)
    • BIOL 115- Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (concurrent enrollment or prior completion of BIOL 114)
    • BIOL 116- Human Anatomy and Physiology II (prerequisite completion of BIOL 114)
    • BIOL 117- Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (concurrent enrollment or prior completion of BIOL 116)
    • BIOL 155- General Biology I (prerequisite eligibility for ENGL 101 AND MATH 102)
    • BIOL 156- General Biology II (prerequisite C or higher in BIOL 155)
  • Physical Science
    • ASTR 101- Astronomy of the Solar System
    • ASTR 102- Astronomy of Stars and Galaxies
    • CHEM 105- Introductory Chemistry I (prerequisite C or better in MATH 101)
    • CHEM 106- Introductory Chemistry II (prerequisite C or better in CHEM 105)
    • CHEM 109- General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry for Nursing (prerequisite eligibility for MATH 100 or MATH 117)
    • GEOL 101- Physical Geology
    • GEOL 102- Historical Geology (perquisite completion of GEOL 101)
    • PHSC 101- Introductory Physical Science I (prerequisite eligibility for MATH 101 is recommended)
    • PHSC 102- Introductory Physical Science II
    • PHSC 103- Introductory Physical Science III
    • PHYS 101- Basic Physics I (prerequisite C or better in MATH 102 or placement in MATH 165)
    • PHYS 102- Basic Physics II (prerequisite completion of PHYS 101)
    • PHYS 151- Physics for Allied Health
    • PHYS 161- Physics of the Universe
    • PHYS 171- Physics of Earth
    • PHYS 201- General Physics I (prerequisite or co-requisite MATH 165)
    • PHYS 202- General Physics II (prerequisite completion of PHYS 201)
  • Social and Behavioral Science
    • ECON 211- Principles of Microeconomics (prerequisite completion of ENGL 101 AND C or better in 3 hours of non-developmental Math)
    • ECON 212- Principles of Macroeconomics (prerequisite completion of ECON 211 or ECON 255)
    • ECON 255- Survey of Economic Principles prerequisite completion of ENGL 101 AND eligibility for MATH 101 or C or better in 3 hours of non-developmental Math)
    • GEOG 103- Physical Geography
    • GEOG 104- World Regional Geography
    • GOVT 101- American National Government
    • PSYC 101- General Psychology (prerequisite eligibility for ENGL 101)
    • PSYC 212- Life Span Developmental Psychology (prerequisite completion of PSYC 101)
    • SOCI 151- Introduction to Sociology
    • SOCI 201- Social Problems
    • SOCI 204- Cultural Diversity in American Society
  • UNIV 101- University Prep
  • SPCH 101- Fundamentals of Public Speaking (prerequisite eligibility for ENGL 101)
  • OIS 200- Computers in the Office (prerequisite C or better in 3 hours of non-developmental Math)
  • CMPS 107- Computer Literacy Concepts and Word Processing
  • CMPS 108- Computer Literacy Spreadsheets (prerequisite C or better in MATH 100, 101, or 117)
  • CMPS 109- Computer Literacy Presentation Software
  • ART201 (must have department’s permission, will be placed on waiting list with art department)
  • ART251 (must have department’s permission, will be placed on waiting list with art department)
  • ART280, 281, or 282 (must have department’s permission, will be placed on waiting list with art department)
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • UNIV101
  • Life Sciences elective
  • Physical Sciences elective
  • MATH101 or 117 and then all concentrations are required to take an additional math elective of your choice
  • Computer Literacy Elective (2 semester hours)
  • Social Science Elective (6 semester hours)
    • Art Education concentrations are required to take PSYC206, PSYC210, and PSYC311 and should not take a social science elective
  • Humanities Elective (This cannot be another ART course)
    • Art Education concentrations are required to take HIST256
  • MATH 101/100 then 102/108 then 165
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • BIOL 155 then 156
  • CHEM 105 then 106
  • CHEM 110- Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (prerequisite or co-requisite CHEM 106)
  • OIS 200 or CMPS 108 AND 109
  • Humanities elective (2)
  • ENGL Lit elective
  • Fine Arts elective
  • Social Science elective
    • Pre-med, Pre-dentistry, Pre-Physician Assistant needs PSYC or SOCI electives
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy needs PSYC 101, PSYC 212 and SOCI 151
    • Pre-Physical Therapy needs PSYC 101 and PSYC 212
    • Pre-Pharmacy needs ECON 211 or 255 and other
  • SPCH 101
  • Math 101/100 then 106
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • Fine Arts elective
  • Humanities elective
  • BIOL 105
  • Physical Science elective
  • ECON 211
  • Social Science elective (not needed for Computer Information Systems or Accounting)
  • UNIV 101
  • SPCH 101
  • OIS 200
  • BSAD 101- Introduction to American Business
  • BSAD 221- Legal Environment of Business
  • MATH 101/100 then 102/108 then 165
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • BIOL 155
  • CHEM 105 then 106
  • CHEM 113- Chemistry I Laboratory (co-requisite or prerequisite CHEM 105)
  • CHEM 114- Chemistry Laboratory II (prerequisite or co-requisite CHEM 113 and CHEM 106)
  • CMPS 130- Introduction to Computer Science I (prerequisite C or better in MATH 110/101)
  • Humanities elective
    • Chemistry Education needs HIST 255 or 256 AND HIST 150 or 151
    • Pre-Pharmacy should only take one humanities elective through dual
  • Fine Arts elective
  • Social Science elective
    • Chemistry Education- do not take social sciences through dual
    • Pre-Pharmacy needs ECON 211 or 255 and elective
    • Pre-Med/ Pre-Dentistry- PSYC 101 recommended
  • SPCH 101 (not need for Chemistry Education)
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • UNIV101
  • GOVT101
  • History elective
  • SOCI151 or PSYC101
  • Math electives (6 semester hours)
  • Life Science elective
  • Physical Science elective
  • Computer Literacy elective (2 semester hours)
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • SPCH101
  • English Literature Elective
  • CRJU260
  • CRJU290
  • CRJU291
  • MATH 117 then 118/214 or MATH 100/101 then 106 (for Business concentrations)
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • CULA 101
  • Fine Arts elective
  • Social Science elective (ECON 211 for Business concentrations)
  • CULA 101
  • HIST elective
  • ENGL Lit elective
  • SPCH 101
  • BIOL 105
  • Physical Science elective
  • Computer Literacy elective
  • MATH 101/100 then MATH 214
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • BIOL 114 and 115 then BIOL 116 and 117
  • PSYC 101
  • Humanities elective
  • SOCI 151
  • DIET 111- Introductory Foods (prerequisite eligibility for ENGL 101 and non-remedial Mathematics)
  • Fine Arts elective
  • UNIV 101
  • Birth to Five
    • MATH 100/101 and 110
    • ENGL 101and 102
    • UNIV 101
    • Fine Arts elective
    • BIOL 105 and 106
    • HIST 151
    • HIST 255
    • ENGL Lit elective
    • Physical Science elective
    • GEOG 103 or 104
    • FCED 131- Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Elementary Education (1-5)
    • MATH 100/101 and 110
    • ENGL 101and 102
    • UNIV 101
    • Fine Arts elective
    • BIOL 105 and 106
    • HIST 150
    • HIST 255
    • GOVT 101
    • Physical Science elective (3)
    • GEOG 103 or 104
  • Human Performance Education
    • Two Math electives
    • ENGL 101and 102
    • UNIV 101
    • Fine Arts elective
    • BIOL 114 and 116
    • Physical Science elective
    • History elective (2)
    • Humanities elective other than History
    • HPED 141- Personal and Community Health Problems
  • Secondary Education (All Concentrations)
    • ENGL 101and 102
    • UNIV 101
    • Fine Arts elective
    • HIST 150
    • HIST 256
    • MATH 101 and a Math elective
    • ENGL Lit elective
    • Additional Courses for Secondary Ed- English
      • BIOL 105
      • Physical Science elective
      • ENGL 264- Advanced Grammar (prerequisite C or better in ENGL 102)
    • Additional Courses for Secondary Ed- Social Studies
      • BIOL 105
      • Physical Science elective
      • ECON 255
      • GEOG 103
      • GEOG 104
      • GOVT 101
      • GOVT 250-
      • GOVT 252-
      • HIST 151
      • HIST 255
      • SOCI 151
      • SOCI 201
      • SOCI 204
    • Additional Courses for Secondary Ed- Family and Consumer Science
      • BIOL 105 AND 106 or BIOL 114 AND 116
      • DIET 111- Introductory Foods (prerequisite eligibility for ENGL 101 and non-remedial Mathematics)
      • FCED 131- Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education
      • Physical Science elective
    • Additional Courses for Secondary Ed- Science
      • BIOL 114 AND 116
      • CHEM 105 AND 106
      • CHEM 110- Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (prerequisite or co-requisite CHEM 106)
      • GEOL 101 and 102
      • PHSC 103
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • Foreign Language Elective (6 semester hours)
  • UNIV101
  • HIST101and 102, or HIST150 and HIST151
  • MATH101 or 117 and then all students must take a Math elective of their choice
  • Life Science elective
  • Physical Science elective
  • Social Science elective (6 semester hours)
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • ENGL220
  • ENGL270
  • HIST255 or HIST256 (only one will count toward major)
  • SPCH101
  • Computer Literacy Elective (2 semester hours)
  • Math 101/100 then MATH 102/108 then MATH 165
  • ENGL101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • GEOL 101
  • SPCH 101
  • Humanities elective
  • Fine Arts elective
  • BIOL 105
  • ECON 255
  • Social Science elective
  • CMPS 130- Introduction to Computer Science I (prerequisite C or better in MATH 110/101)
  • MATH 101/100 then MATH 102
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • BIOL 114 and 115 then BIOL 116 and 117
  • PSYC 101 then PSYC 212
  • SPCH 101
  • Humanities elective
  • Fine Arts elective
  • MATH 101/100 and MATH 117/214
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • BIOL 114 and 115 then BIOL 116 and 117
  • PSYC 101
  • SPCH 101
  • Humanities elective
  • Fine Arts elective
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • English Literature Elective
  • Foreign Language Sequence in Spanish or French(6 semester hours recommended for students planning on pursuing graduate degrees in History)
  • GOVT101
  • UNIV101
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • HIST101 and 102 or HIST150 and 151
  • HIST255
  • HIST256
  • SOCI151
  • ECON211 or ECON255
  • GEOG103 or 104
  • Math Elective (6 semester hours)
  • Life Science Elective
  • Physical Science elective
  • SPCH101
  • Computer Literacy elective (2 semester hours)
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • UNIV101
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • Humanities Elective (9 semester hours)
  • Math Elective (6 semester hours)
  • Life Science Elective
  • Physical Science elective
  • SPCH101
  • Computer Literacy elective (2 semester hours)
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • UNIV101
  • MACO101
  • History Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • English Literature Elective
  • Math Elective and MATH214
  • Life Science Elective
  • Physical Science elective
  • SPCH101
  • GOVT101 or GOVT252
  • MATH 101/100 then MATH 102/108 then MATH 165
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV101
  • BIOL 105
  • History elective (Math Education needs 2 histories)
  • ENGL Lit elective
  • Humanities elective (not needed for Math Education)
  • Fine Arts elective
  • Physical Science elective
  • ECON 211 or 255
  • CMPS 130- Introduction to Computer Science I (prerequisite C or better in MATH 110/101)
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • UNIV101
  • Math elective
  • English Literature elective
  • Life Science elective
  • Physical science elective
  • HIST255 or 256 (Music Education concentrations only)
  • History elective (Liberal Arts and Music Performance concentration only)
  • Social Science electives (6 hours for Liberal Art and Music Performance concentrations only)
    • Music Education concentrations are required to take PSYC206, PSYC210, and PSYC311 and should not take a social science elective
  • MATH 117/100/101 then 214
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • HIST elective
  • Humanities elective
  • Fine Arts elective
  • BIOL 114 and 115 then 116 and 117
  • CHEM 109
  • OIS 200
  • PSYC 101
  • MATH 101/100 then MATH 214
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • History elective (not needed for Associates)
  • ENGL Lit elective (not needed for Associates)
  • Humanities elective
  • SPCH 101
  • Fine Arts elective
  • GEOL 101
  • Social Science elective
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • UNIV101
  • GOVT101
  • GOVT250
  • GOVT252
  • HIST101 and 102 or HIST150 and 151
  • HIST256
  • MACO101
  • SOCI151
  • SPCH101
  • GEOG103 or 104
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • Math electives (6 semester hours)
  • Foreign Language Sequence in Spanish or French(6 semester hours recommended for students planning on pursuing graduate degrees)
  • Life Science elective
  • Physical Science Elective
  • English Literature Elective
  • Computer Literacy Elective (2 semester hours)

 

  • MATH 101/100 then MATH 102/108 then MATH 165
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV101
  • History elective
  • Fine Arts elective
  • CHEM 105
  • Social Science elective (PSYC 101 is a good option)
  • MATH 100/101 and 214
  • ENGL 101and 102
  • UNIV 101
  • Fine Arts elective
  • PSYC 101
  • PSYC 204- Psychology of Personality (prerequisite completion of PSYC 101)
  • SOCI 151
  • SPCH 101
  • OIS 200
  • Humanities elective (3)
  • BIOL 105 and 106
  • Physical Science elective
  • ENGL101 and 102
  • UNIV101
  • HIST101 and 102 or HIST150 and 151
  • Math Electives (6 semester hours)
  • Life Science Elective
  • Physical Science Elective
  • Foreign Language Sequence in Spanish or French(6 semester hours recommended for students planning on pursuing graduate degrees, or potentially wanting to minor in a foreign language)
  • English Literature elective
  • SOCI151
  • GOVT101
  • PSYC101
  • SOCI201 or 204
  • Social Sciences Elective (3 semester hours)
  • SPCH101
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • Computer Literacy Elective (2 semester hours)

CONTACT INFO

Office Location: 234 Elkins Hall
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2008, Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone:
985-448-4094
Fax:
985-448-4201
E-mail: Liz Folse
Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

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